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Linda Merrick

New Year Honour for Prof Linda Merrick

December 31, 2022
The Principal of the RNCM in Manchester becomes a CBE in the New Year Honours List.


Clock

Countdown on 4BR Quiz....

December 31, 2022
Time is running out to get your entries in to have a chance of winning a Besson Prodige cornet plus goodies worth over £500


Eikanger

Eikanger to round off old year with new tradition

December 30, 2022
Eikanger Bjorsvik will be joined by special guests to help bring in the New Year with a musical toast.


Russell Gray

Gray honoured to round off 2022 with another conducting award

December 30, 2022
Russell Gray has just returned from Lithuania to round off a memorable 2022 by being named 4BR Conductor of the Year.


Tredegar

Double celebrations for Fountain and Tredegar

December 30, 2022
'Keep the Music Playing' and 'Vaughan Williams on Brass' claim a memorable double triumph with 4BR and BBW award accolades.


Dobcross

New horn boost for Dobcross Silver

December 30, 2022
Cassandra Bardsley boosts the ranks of the National Champion as they look ahead to life in the Third Section in 2023.


Enderby BAND

New Year's present for Enderby

December 30, 2022
The Enderby Band welcomes the signing of a new solo euphonium player in Ben Smith.


Tommy Wilson

Death of Tommy Wilson

December 28, 2022
The death has been announced of the outstanding Salvation Army and Scots Guards cornet player Tommy Wilson.


Newstead

Strictly Silent Night for Newstead Brass

December 28, 2022
Newstead Brass plays its part for its Strictly appearance.


Bandstand

Radio: Sunday Bandstand 25th December

December 28, 2022
More festive treats to enjoy over the festive period from Chris Helme.


Young star

Tradition continues to provide a bright banding future...

December 28, 2022
Ensembles continue to provide the music making around the banding world this Christmas.


Lydbrook Band

Lydbrook enjoys media profile boost thanks lottery ticket love story

December 27, 2022
The Lydbrook Band has enjoyed a great deal of media coverage over the festive period thanks to playing their part in the National Lottery love story.


Ulf Rosenberg

Building on success key to banding joy for EBBA

December 27, 2022
Ulf Rosenberg, President of the European Brass Band Association has thanked the banding community for its support in 2022 as his organisation looks forward to more joy in 2023 and beyond.


Carols

Keeping a brass band tradition going...

December 27, 2022
10 year old Daisy Griffiths played her part in a great family tradition this Boxing Day — to the delight of the audience at the local pub.


Speaial Award

2022 4BR Special Award

December 26, 2022
This year's 4BR Special Award goes to the National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain — an organisation that in its 70th year has completely rejuvenated itself to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.


Band of the Year

2022 4BR Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
After a memorable 2022 in which they regained the British Open title after a 44 year wait, Brighouse & Rastrick is the 4BR Band of the Year...


Conductor

2022 4BR Conductor of the Year

December 25, 2022
The outstanding Russell Gray — the man who added a fourth National Championship as well as a first Brass in Concert title to his CV in 2022 is the 4BR Conductor of the Year.


pLAYER

2022 4BR Player of the Year

December 25, 2022
Richard Poole of Foden's rounds off a fantastic year of performance brilliance by becoming 4BR Player of the Year.


Test Piece

2022 4BR Test Piece of the Year

December 25, 2022
Edward Gregson's 'The World Rejoicing' continued to make its uplifting mark on the contesting world as once again it is the 4BR Test Piece of the Year.


Lowe Section

2022 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year

December 25, 2022
The remarkable commitment and musical excellence of Campbeltown Brass from the west of Scotland has seen them claim the 4BR Lower Section Band of the Year accolade.


contest

2022 4BR Contest Performance of the Year

December 25, 2022
Tredegar's stunning rendition of 'So Spoke Albion' by Gavin Higgins has been voted as the contest performance of the year.


Newcomer

2022 4BR Newcomer of the Year

December 25, 2022
The Norwegian composer Fredrick Schjelderup is the Newcomer who made the biggest impression on the banding world in 2022.


cd of the year

2022 4BR CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
The superb celebration of the brass music of Vaughan Williams by Tredegar Band conducted by Martyn Brabbins and Ian Porthouse is the CD of the Year.


Solo mCD of the Year

2022 4BR Solo CD of the Year

December 25, 2022
James Fountain's 'Keep the Music Playing' claims the 4BR 'Solo CD of the Year' accolade.


Hepworth

Hepworth emerge from lockdown to stage successful project

December 24, 2022
The Hepworth Band has just completed a hugely ambitious artistic project that has taken it from local lockdown to a worldwide stage.




Black Dyke

Black Dyke ready for double festival appearances

January 26 • The Yorkshire champion is putting the final preparations in place for its performance at the RNCM Brass Band Festival as well as its own event in Huddersfield in June.


Higgins

RPS Award nomination for Higgins' 'Concerto Grosso for Brass Band and Orchestra'

January 26 • Gavin Higgins' immense work is nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award — whilst conductor Martyn Brabbins and soloist Nardus Williams also gain recognition for their work.


Edward Gregson

Interview with Edward Gregson

January 25 • We talk to composer Edward Gregson about the forthcoming RNCM Brass Band Festival which takes place this weekend in Manchester.


Census

First Musicians' Census launched

January 25 • A new census of musicians throughout the UK is looking to provide an accurate picture of the industry and what help it, and the people who work in it, need.


Boarshurst Silver Band - Vernon Building Society (Poynton) Brass Band

Sunday 29 January • Boarshurst Band Club. Greenbridge Lane. Greenfield. Saddleworth OL3 7EW


Regent Hall Concerts - The January Band

Friday 3 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Regent Hall Concerts - Junior Guildhall Brass Band

Friday 10 February • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street. London W1C2DJ


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Friday 10 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Contest: Norwegian National Brass Band Championships

Saturday 11 February • Grieghallen, Bergen, N-5015 N-5015


Mereside Brass

January 27 • Mereside Brass (Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire) are looking for a front row CORNET, possibly PRINCIPAL for the right player. We are a friendly 4th Section band, currently not contesting but with a sensible calendar of jobs and band social events


The GUS Band

January 27 • The GUS Band is seeking applications for the position of Soprano Cornet. . The GUS Band are a championship section band based in central Northampton and rehearse Mondays and Thursdays 8-10pm


Besses Boys' Band

January 26 • Besses Boys' Band (2nd Section) are looking to fill the positions of 2nd Baritone and Percussion (Timp). . Band rehearsals: Monday and Friday, 19:30 - 21:30, Simister, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 2SB. Serviced, top quality, instrument can be provided.


Jonathan Pippen


Conductor, Adjudicator, Trombone Soloist & Clinician


               

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